The Serpentine Wildlife Area (SWA) contains 71.3 hectares (176 acres) of habitat important to wildlife. SWA is managed by the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks (MELP) to protect the area's habitats. The agricultural lands south of 44th Avenue are owned by the Ministry of Transportation and Highways and are not part of the wildlife area, but are currently managed by MELP for the benefit of wildlife. These lands are referred to as the Serpentine Annex.
The extensive freshwater marshes, and the small tidal brackish water marsh are important to wildlife populations, including birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and insects. The wildlife and habitats of SWA can be experienced via the many kilometres of trails, some with dense hedgerows. There are three covered viewing towers. A covered picnic shelter is located off 44th Avenue.